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Graduate Admissions

Application period for Semester 1, 2021/2022 is as follows:

January 25, 2021 to July 11, 2021 (For Postgraduate Programmes)


We are very aware of the wide cross-section of professionals across the region and beyond who are looking to The UWI for opportunities to further their professional development. We know that many of you are drawn to the Open Campus because of the flexible study arrangements we provide.

Our aim is to provide you with a learning environment in which you can strengthen your skills as a self-directed learner and enhance your capacity to interact and collaborate with your peers, share experiences, challenge accepted ideas and build new knowledge.

Whether you have studied at The UWI before, or whether you are joining the institution for the first time, welcome to your link to online graduate study at The UWI Open Campus.

For information on the entry requirements for each programme, please visit the Programmes section. For a list of the documents that should accompany your application, follow this link .
If you do not wish to apply for entry to an entire programme but only to some courses in a programme, then follow this link for information on specially admitted or occasional students.

Please note that for regional programmes, applications must be completed online.

You must submit the Application Receipt and all required supporting documents to your Open Campus Site in order to complete the application process. See Locations at the Prospective Students tab on our homepage for Open Campus Sites across the region.


The offer of programmes and courses is subject to the availability of an adequate number of qualified persons.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants to the UWI Open Campus Graduate Programmes must satisfy the University Regulations governing admission to a Higher Degree and must generally possess an Honours Degree. Applicants to course-based Masters programmes (M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., LL.M.) should normally have at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Candidates with Pass degrees, who have other relevant qualifications and substantial experience in the field to which they are applying, will be considered for entry to course-based Masters programmes on a case by case basis.

Candidates with Pass degrees will normally be considered for entry into Masters programmes no sooner than two (2) years after the completion of the undergraduate degree.

Specific matriculation requirements are highlighted in the programme outline under Entry Requirements.

Documents Required

The following documents must be submitted with your on-line application:

  1. A resume of your work experience and other related experience that is relevant to your desire to pursue the selected degree programme. Applicants should include contact information of their employer. 

  2. Two (2) Referee Reports (Two academic referee reports are preferred but in certain circumstances one academic referee report and one work referee report could be accepted).
  3. Signed copy of the Application Receipt (required for all online applications). Please note that this page is presented after you select the ‘Application is Complete’ button.
  4. Birth Certificate (not required for UWI graduates)
  5. Legal Affidavit or deed poll if your present name is different from that on your Birth Certificate

  6. Marriage Certificate (where applicable)

  7. Professional Certificates/Diplomas obtained from institutions other than UWI
  8. Official Transcripts (for non-UWI graduates.  Please note that these must be sent directly from the granting institution).

Transcripts and referee reports must be sent directly to the University.  All other documents may be submitted through the Open Campus Country Sites.  Applicants are requested to take the originals and a copy to the nearest Site office where their original documents will be notarized and scanned then sent to the Recruitment, Admissions and Registration Department.  Please note that the University reserves the right to request the original documents. PLEASE NOTE THAT FORMER STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.


Transcripts and Referee Reports must be submitted to: The Assistant Registrar
Recruitment, Admissions and Registration Department
Office of the Campus Registrar
The University of the West Indies, Open Campus
Esmond D. Ramesar Centre
Trinidad and Tobago

Fax: (868) 663-4919


How to Apply

Applications will be ONLY accepted on-line for all programmes.

Interested persons should fill out  an application form at  Admissions Portal. The instruction sheet can also be downloaded by going to, Instruction Sheet.

Applicants should only submit one application on-line. 

Applicants must download two (2) Referee Report forms from the Document Library. These must be completed and submitted under confidential cover on their behalf before the application can be considered.

Financial Information

Self Financing Programmes

Graduate programmes offered by the Open Campus are self financing programmes.

Fees Payable to the University

 Schedule of Fees 2020/2021 [Last Updated August 11, 2020]    

  Payment Procedures for Academic Year 2020/2021  [Last Updated January 5, 2021] 

Supplementary  Information on Fees
  Student Declaration Form  

Graduate Orientation

Graduate Orientation

Title Next Start Date
<<<NEW>>> Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Management and Resilience September 2021
Advanced Certificate in Leadership for Sustainable Development September 2021
Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (EdD TLET) September 2021
Doctor of Educational Leadership in Education Systems and Schools September 2021
Doctor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education September 2021
Heritage Studies Courses January 2021
MA in English Language September 2021
Masters in Adult and Continuing Education
Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (MEd TLET) September 2021
MEd in Literacy Instruction September 2021
MSc Instructional Design and Technology September 2021
MSc Management (General) September 2021
MSc Management (Human Resource Management) September 2021
MSc Management (Management Information Systems) September 2021
MSc Management (Marketing) September 2021
MSc Management (Project Management) September 2021
MSc Management (Public Sector Management) September 2021
MSc Management and Educational Leadership September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma Adult and Continuing Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research and Epidemiology September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Instructional Design September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Literacy Instruction September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Educational Leadership September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies September 2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (PGD TLET) September 2021